this time no hate crime charges have been filed, and outrage is growing. our investigative reporter drew griffin tonight keeping them honest. >> reporter: it was early on a hot july sunday morning. and right on schedule, just about 6:30, 61-year-old johnny lee butts left his rural mississippi home, heading out for his morning ritual, a four-mile walk. his neighbor, otis brooks, says butts, a sunday school teacher, waved as he passed his front door, wearing a blue t-shirt. let me ask you a dumb question. could you tell he was black? >> yeah, you could tell he was black. you could see his arm. >> reporter: nearly 7:00 a.m., an hour after sunrise, three white teenagers were barreling down panola county, mississippi highway 310 in a white monty carlo. two of the three teens admit they'd had been drinking vodka and smoking marijuana all night. they were headed towards johnny butts.